Thursday, November 01, 2007
Sexual Harassment - I Need A Freak
This is sexual harassment, dickhead.
Sexual Harrassment, "I Need A Freak" (YSI link) 320
Sexual Harrassment, "If I Gave You A Party" (YSI link) 320
Sexual Harrassment, "You Are My Sexual Connection" (YSI link) 320
This one seems like a fitting day-after Halloween post, a night where everyone seems to be competing for freakiest. Actually, having seen the level of ogling and catcalls last night, I'd even say the band name works perfectly too. Good stuff!
Sexual Harrassment are one of those names that make music so fun, a almost literal one-hit wonder, SH is actually a one-man enterprise, written and performed by Lynn Toliver, a.k.a. David Payton, and this is the only piece of vinyl ever officially put out under this name. [There are two other listings at Discogs, but they don't appear to have been released on any label] Why didn't he release anything else under this moniker? I have no idea, to be honest, but I like to think that he realized that "I Need A Freak" was unfuckwithable and he retired on top, like Sandy Koufax and Jim Brown. One listen should confirm this fact for you, it's all about those little bass bumps for me. Okay, it's actually all about the lyrics delivered in a great dirty talk voice, let's be honest. "I need a freak to treat me right, I need a freak every day and night." I'm not gonna drone on and on with this one, just download, listen, repeat, go to bed, wake up, listen, repeat. I believe that's called the circle of life, but not 100% on that.
I've also thrown up the other two songs on the A side of the self-titled LP from Heat. They are both essential tracks for those who love "I Need A Freak," electro-funk classics that haven't gotten much attention. "If I Gave You A Party" is the main draw, featured on the classic Anti NY album, it's a pure party track. Huge bass, super synths, a great rap, the last two minutes or so are amazing, with the various people just talking and yelling and having fun over the music. If this doesn't make you wanna dance and throw a party right this second, I feel bad. "You Are My Sexual Connection" isn't on the level of the previous two, but it's still good, more of a rock beat, amazingly the lyrics are more sexually explicit than the first two. There's an odd guitar solo towards the end of the song, might be the only misstep on the whole side. This is really essential stuff, the